Twitter head of international Shailesh Rao quits

Shailesh Rao

The head of international for Twitter has resigned.

Shailesh Rao is moving on from the company after four and a half years. He joined from Google in early 2012.

In a statement shared with Mumbrella this morning, the company thanked Rao for his contribution and commented: “He built up our international business across Asia Pacific, Latin America and Emerging Markets into our fastest-growing user and revenue region today. He has hired and developed strong local teams across these markets, as well as opened dozens of offices worldwide, to serve our users, partners and advertisers.”

“We wish him all the best and we will continue to hire and invest in the high-growth Asia Pacific region,” the company stated.

Twitter confirmed that there is a transition plan in place with an interim lead for emerging markets.

In Rao’s career, he worked at Yodlee before Google, where he spent seven years. He started out as a consultant, later becoming an analyst with AOL.


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